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On 24/05/2024

Want to be published for free in The Towing Magazine?

Dear Readers, June 4, 2024 will be the last day to publish your Listings on SOS Truck For Sale to be published in the next LDM, The Towing Magazine for FREE.

On 13/05/2024

France: Call for tender for LV towing in 93' Department (F93)

The Prefecture of the department of Seine-Saint-Denis (F93) has just issued a call for applications for the LV Towing of cars (Light Vehicles) on motorways and expressways not under concession.

More info ICI

 

On 06/05/2024

The largest European Tow Show for Towing Professionals

From June 13 to 15, 2024, don't miss the 50th Tow Show organized by the German VBA federation. Good news for visitors, entry to the show and parking are free

On 03/04/2024

USA: Florida Tow Show 2024

The world’s largest towing-servicing show will occur April 18-20, 2024. Historically, it is the first show of the season...

On 03/04/2024

Dynamic tow truck manufacturer acquired by CSTH

Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings (CSTH) acquired Dynamic Towing and Equipment Manufacturing in Norfolk, Virginia (USA).

On 12/03/2024

New LDM, The Towing Magazine n°97

Dear readers, we are proud to announce the release of the new LDM, The Towing Magazine #97.
Available now in digital from the website: www.TheTowingMagazine.com

On 08/03/2024

France: Impoundment 2024, +5.5% (decree)

In France, since March 1, 2024, the price of impounding a car has increased by 5.5%.

As announced on 02/15/2024 by LDM, The Towing Magazine, the decree (below) legislating the increase in vehicle impoundment came into force on 03/01/2024.

2024 Impound Decree2402-fourriere-decret.pdf (142.65 Ko)

On 26/02/2024

Post your Listings on SOS Truck before March 5

Dear Readers, March 4, 2024 will be the last day to publish your Listings on SOS Truck For Sale to be published in the next LDM, The Towing Magazine for FREE.

On 15/02/2024

France: Impoundment 2024, +5.5%

In France, the price of impounding a car will very soon increase by 5.5%.

According to sources from LDM magazine, The Towing Magazine, the decision was taken this week at the Ministry of Finance...

On 14/02/2024

Goodbye LDM-FR.com, welcome TheTowingMagazine.com

The LDM-FR.com website will permanently close its doors on February 20, 2024.

After 20 years of loyal service, the address www.LDM-FR.com of LDM magazine will no longer be accessible from February 20, 2024...

On 02/02/2024

For or Against towing French farmers' tractors?

For or Against towing the French farmers' tractors blocking the highways and the capital?

Between supporting farmers' right to protest and the public disruption it causes...

Could towing companies really refuse to intervene if a duly completed requisition was sent to them?

On 19/01/2024

How to earn 2x passive income from GTA Online Tow Truck this week

Rockstar Games has released a brand new GTA Online weekly update today giving a huge boost to the Tow Truck owners this week in the game.

On 13/12/2023

New LDM, The Towing Magazine n°96

Dear readers, we are proud to announce the release of the new LDM, The Towing Magazine #96.
Available now in digital from the website: www.TheTowingMagazine.com

On 07/12/2023

France: Call for tender for LV/HGV towing & Impound in Yvelines Department (F78)

The Prefecture of the Yvelines department (F78) has just published a call for applications for LV/HGV towing & Impound on motorways and expressways not under concession.

More info HERE

On 22/11/2023

Mercedes G-Class G300 tow truck for sale

For lovers of the Mercedes G Class. Don't miss this very rare classified ad for a Mercedes G300 tow truck for sale on SOS Truck For Sale

On 20/11/2023

IFBA 2024 Tow Show at Kassel

From June 13 to 15, 2024, don’t miss the largest European Tow Show organized by the german association VBA. Good news for exhibitors, registration for IFBA 2024 is now possible.

On 09/11/2023

Mack Trucks: Employees refuse Union Agreement

Started more than a month ago, the strike continues at Mack Trucks in the United States with consequences on the production of the Volvo group, its parent company. The 4,000 workers voted against a five-year tentative agreement that the UAW, the main union, reached with the company.

On 27/09/2023

Electric vehicle, solutions to control battery fire

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular, but there are concerns about fire risk. While this risk in an EV still appears relatively low in everyday use, the chemical reactions of lithium batteries can be disastrous after impact.

On 25/09/2023

France: 16th 2023 Mobilians Tow Show

Dedicated to the breakdown and towing ecosystem, the 16th edition of the Tow Show organized by Mobilians will be held in France from October 24 to 26 at the MEETT, the Convention Center in Toulouse.

On 18/09/2023

France: Call for tenders Car Impound in Lyon (F69)

The city of Lyon (F69) has just launched a call for applications for a public service concession for the operation of the automobile impound.

More infos click here

On 07/09/2023

New LDM, The Towing Magazine n°95

Dear readers, we are proud to announce the release of the new LDM magazine, The Towing Magazine #95.
Available now in digital from the website: www.TheTowingMagazine.com

On 07/09/2023

Wallpapers to download from The Towing Magazine

Only a few days left to download the wallpapers of the LDM n°94 centerfold photos before the arrival of the new magazine. Just click on one of the 2 centerfold photos on the homepage of the LDM website, The Towing Magazine.

On 07/09/2023

GMP TRUCK DISTRIBUTES ISOLI & MOBITEC

Klubb Group has just announced the partnership between its subsidiaries Isoli (Fontaniva, Italy) and Mobitec (Ferrières-en-Brie, France) with the company GMP Truck. A key player in the towing industry, sale and rental of tow trucks in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, the subsidiary of the GMP Participations group is now part of the network of distributors...

On 01/09/2023

List your truck for sale before September 5

September 4, 2023 will be the last day to list your truck for sale or trailer, excavator, or whatever heavy equipement you have to sell. 

List your heavy equipement for sale on SOS Truck For Sale to be published in the next LDM, The Towing Magazine for FREE.

On 01/09/2023

Tension is rising in Detroit

The United Auto Workers on Thursday filed formal unfair labor practice complaints with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board against General Motors and Stellantis, accusing them of refusing to bargain in good faith toward new master contracts. 

On 21/07/2023

The electric robot tow truck

First Mover is a radio-controlled electric robotic machine developed by BS Engineering ApS in Denmark. Capable of moving any car up to 3.5t, First Mover was originally designed in 2004 for use in hazardous situations. Such as bomb disposal, fire fighting and traffic accidents.

On 04/07/2023

France: 4.72% increase in the roadside assistance rate

A ministerial decree published on June 27, 2023 set the new rates for vehicle towing operations on highways and expressways...

On 03/07/2023

FLASH 4: End of the guerrilla warfare, tow operators on all fronts.

After five nights and as many days of guerrilla warfare in all the French departments, tow truck operators are on all fronts to remove burned cars, trucks and buses.

On 02/07/2023

FLASH 3: Guerrilla warfare in France, tow operators no longer load at night

A fifth night of riots took place overnight from Saturday to Sunday in all French departments. This Sunday evening in France, LDM, The Towing Magazine collected the testimonials of towing companies solicited on these risk areas.

On 30/06/2023

FLASH: France on the brink of chaos, tow operators on the front line

For several days that the riots have persisted throughout the country, LDM, The Towing Magazine recalls in the midst of these riots, the risks incurred by first aid responders, including tow truck operators.

On 26/06/2023

France: 2023 Mobilians Tow Show

Dedicated to the breakdown and towing ecosystem, the 16th edition of the Tow Show organized by Mobilians will be held in France from October 24 to 26 at the MEETT, the Convention Center in Toulouse.

On 23/06/2023

Tow Show: The Masters of Chaos in Texas

The Masters of Chaos expected on July 14 and 15, 2023 in Fort Worth (Texas) convention center. 

The TowXpo exhibition is the Tow Show in the South East of the USA not to be missed.

On 21/06/2023

New LDM, The Towing Magazine n°94

Dear readers, we are proud to announce the release of the new LDM magazine, The Towing Magazine #94.
Available for a few days in digital from the website: www.TheTowingMagazine.com

On 19/06/2023

A 75 t Rotator tow truck for Chauvin towing

During the towing recovery show organized by the IFBA association in Kassel (DE) which closed its doors on Saturday, the manufacturer Miller Industries officially handed over the keys of the new tow truck to Dominique Chauvin (left), President of Dépannage Chauvin in Moulins (F03).

On 30/05/2023

Post Your Classified Ad on LDM before June 5

Dear Readers, June 4, 2023 will be the last day to publish your Classified Ad on SOS Truck For Sale to be published in the next LDM, The Towing Magazine for FREE.

On 12/05/2023

New TEVOR HDRV Tow Truck

The manufacturer TEVOR will present its new tow truck for towing heavy trucks at the IFBA Kassel tow show (Germany) from June 15 to 17.

On 09/05/2023

Your Isuzu D-Max Jige tow truck in 72 hours

Jigé International offers a fully equipped tow truck ready for use in 72 hours. According to the manufacturer's press release, Jigé is able to deliver your Isuzu D-Max tow truck equipped with the "Light City" wheel lift arm in 3 days.

On 04/05/2023

Updating the SOS Truck website

The classified ads site for professionals has received its batch of updates, including the patches for “bugs.” The ability to republish a new free ad when the previous one is no longer online after the 30 days offered in the free package. 

On 28/04/2023

France: Call for tenders Heavy Duty Towing from the Aveyron (F12) and Hérault (F34)

The departments of Aveyron and Hérault have just issued a call for applications for a public service concession for Heavy Vehicle Towing services on concession and non-concession expressways and motorways.

More informations

On 28/04/2023

IFBA 2023 Tow Show at Kassel

From June 15 to 17, 2023, don’t miss the 49th Tow Show organized by IFBA.

On 19/04/2023

Auto Rescue Solutions announced its acquisition of Road Service 1

Auto Rescue Solutions*, a leading dispatcher of roadside services for motor clubs and insurance companies, today announced its acquisition of Road Service 1, an emergency roadside services company operating out of Florida

On 19/04/2023

France: Call for tenders Car Pounds Department F93

The department of Seine Saint Denis (F93) has just issued a call for applications for a public service concession for car pounds.

More informations

On 10/04/2023

ADAF 2023 Tow Show in Reims

From May 23 to 25, 2023, don’t miss the 25th Tow Show organized by ADAF.

On 28/03/2023

Las Vegas: Tow Truck Mega Show

May 16th to 18th at the South Point Convention Center, Las Vegas (NV) don't miss the 2023 American Towman ShowPlace.  

On 15/03/2023

GTS HEAVY-DUTY TOW TRUCK

In The Towing Magazine n°93, discover the article on the new Dépann'2000 tow truck. 

A tow truck manufactured by GTS (Global Towing Systems) on a DAF chassis.

On 08/03/2023

New Scania T770 Tow Truck

Do not miss in The Towing Magazine n°93 the article on the Scania T770 Torpedo Tow truck equipped with its Rotator Century 1175 from DEPANN'EXPRESS.

On 14/02/2023

Post Your Classified Ads on LDM before March 5

Dear Readers, March 5, 2023 will be the last day to publish your Classified Ads on SOS Truck For Sale to be published in the next LDM Magazine for FREE.

On 09/02/2023

Happy Valentine's Day. You’re fired

CEO Jim Farley has said the company’s engineers are 25-30% less efficient than those at rival manufacturers.

On 03/02/2023

Paris: The King of the Pounds sleeps in Prison

Two police officers have been in custody since Monday, January 30, as part of an investigation into corruption. They are suspected of having helped Chafik Aliouane to reign over the pounds of Paris, a market of 14 million euros.

On 19/01/2023

California: Tesla Semi spotted being towed

A Tesla Semi electric truck has been spotted being towed, and it is raising concerns about reliability, but it’s not too surprising early in the program.

On 11/01/2023

PARIS: THE WIDOW OF THE POUND WRECK DRIVER ATTACKED AFTER TESTIFYING

Alleged pound scandal: the widow of an Inter Dépannage tow operator assaulted after testifying.

On 11/01/2023

Paris: a Manager of Pounds and police officers suspected of corruption

Justice: A former official of an Ile-de-France prefecture and the manager of the company Inter Dépannage have been indicted

On 10/01/2023

Towed rage: Fees for snow-stuck vehicles in Amherst irk motorists

In Buffalo area most of the local governments that ordered those vehicles removed from roadways – to make room for emergency and snow-clearing equipment – covered the towing and storage costs.

But not Amherst.

On 04/01/2023

PACCAR Announces Extra Cash Dividend

Good news for the stockholders of PACCAR. Tomorrow, they will receive an extra cash dividend of two dollars and eighty cents ($2.80) per share. 

On 31/12/2022

ESTONIA: A HYUNDAI IONIQ 5 TOWS A FLATBED TRUCK

In the heavy Estonian snow, the small electric Hyundai tows a 26 t truck.

On 31/12/2022

FRANCE: LEZ, THE GOVERNMENT IS REVERSING

On the eve of Christmas, last Saturday, in all discretion, a decree was published authorizing derogations.

On 31/12/2022

LONDON: ZFE, A FRENCH DRIVER FINED €200,000 IN FINES

A self-employed French driver who regularly travels to Great Britain received no less than 333 fines totaling 200,000 euros!

On 07/12/2022

The very last LDM magazine n°91

The very last LDM magazine n°91 of Oct / Nov / Dec 2022 is available NOW on the LDM Magazine in HD enriched with many photos. 
From 10/15 & 10/20 the HD print version in your mailboxes. 

On 07/12/2022

France: New Roadside Assistance Towing Tariff

The decree of September 16, 2022 published in the official journal reassesses the rates for breakdown assistance and towing on motorways and express roads for the year 2022/2023:

On 07/12/2022

Video of Lifting a Crane in Louisiana

Lifting an overturned self-propelled crane on the I10 freeway in Louisiana. Five Rotator tow trucks in action.

A collaboration between two towing companies: TNT Towing & Transport and Elite Services. 

On 07/12/2022

2022 Albi Tow Show

Mobilans is organizing the 15th edition of the national Albi Towing and Service Show (F81).
From September 27th to the 29th, 2022, from 9 am to 7 pm at the Convention Center.